Engineering & Construction
Technical Experts

Long International’s Engineering & Construction Technical Experts have extensive knowledge of and experience in the design and construction of engineering and construction projects, and in particular process plant and industrial projects. Our experts have the qualifications to evaluate the adequacy of the Owner’s design requirements, specifications, and bid packages, and identify problems associated with ambiguities and conflicting requirements that could lead to delays in the engineering process, improperly specified equipment and materials, inadequate or unsafe equipment and materials installations requiring extensive inspections, and the need for costly change orders or rework to resolve such problems. In addition, our experts can evaluate the Contractor’s performance, engineering deliverables, and construction practices with respect to standards of care. During the project, we evaluate the technical entitlement of the Contractor’s change order requests to determine if the requested change is indeed a change in scope or part of the original contract requirements. Such analyses are central to determining the Contractor’s entitlement to large delay and disruption claims including claims associated with the cumulative impact of changes.

Our Engineering & Construction Technical analysis experience includes the following types of reviews, evaluations, and analyses:

  • FEED Package Reviews
  • Detailed EPC Contract Bid Package Reviews
  • Engineering & Construction Specifications Reviews
  • Change Order Technical Evaluations
  • Engineering Standard of Care
  • Construction Means and Methods
  • Design Development Requirements
  • Ambiguity of Contractual Requirements and Analysis of Contract Language to Identify Exculpatory Clauses and Risks
  • Analysis of Welding Defects
  • Process Engineering Analysis
  • Defective Materials Analysis
  • Equipment Specifications
  • Punch List Evaluations
  • Nonconformance Reports
  • Contractor-Caused Performance Problems
  • Over-Inspection
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
  • Safety Issues

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W. Tom Thweatt, Jr., Senior Principal
Richard J. Long, P.E., P.Eng., Founder and
     Chief Executive Officer
Steven J. Bieniewicz, Senior Principal
Robert J. Lane, Senior Principal
S. Andrew McIntosh, Senior Principal
Douglas A. Kage, P.E., Principal
William L. Reeves, P.E., Principal
Michael J. Vallez, P.E., MBA, Lean Six Sigma
Jeremy M. Connell, Pr. Eng., Senior Executive Consultant
David E. Drips, Senior Executive Consultant
Peter F. Franco, P.E., Senior Executive Consultant
Michael T. Gunter, P.E., EVP, Senior Executive Consultant
Eric J. Klein, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, Senior Executive Consultant
Steven W. Laskey, P.E., Senior Executive Consultant
Kenney W. McNabb, MBA, Senior Executive Consultant
Sean P. Pellegrino, P.E., Senior Executive Consultant
R. Neal Rich, P.E., Senior Executive Consultant
James E. Bortz, P.E., Executive Consultant
Garrett J. Brown, Executive Consultant